Rear beam overhaul 
After a rather hard fight with this one (309gti beam) I ended up smashing it so hard that the arms came off the shafts :)
After a rather hard fight with this one (309gti beam) I ended up smashing it so hard that the arms came off the shafts :)
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I managed to save the TB's and ARB, that was the most important thing after all.
I managed to save the TB's and ARB, that was the most important thing after all.
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Went to the breakers and got a base model 309 beam and dismantled it.
One shaft was perfect, and the other one you can see in this picture.
Went to the breakers and got a base model 309 beam and dismantled it.
One shaft was perfect, and the other one you can see in this picture.
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Continued with sandblasting the good beam tube.
Continued with sandblasting the good beam tube.
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Pretty much free of rust by now.
Pretty much free of rust by now.
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But got a little brown color after I used a waterhose gettign rod of the sand.
But got a little brown color after I used a waterhose gettign rod of the sand.
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Gave it a little light blasting again.
Gave it a little light blasting again.
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This time using just air to get rid of the sand, now it looks good enough :)
This time using just air to get rid of the sand, now it looks good enough :)
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Before priming
Before priming
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Added zink-primer
Added zink-primer
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Hope it will last for a while.
Hope it will last for a while.
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First I painted the whole beamtube black, then added yellow.
First I painted the whole beamtube black, then added yellow.
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Looking good
Looking good
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Finished beam tube
Finished beam tube
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Also got the other parts of the beam sandblasted and primed.
Also got the other parts of the beam sandblasted and primed.
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Trailingarm with new shaft pressed in position
Trailingarm with new shaft pressed in position
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New bearings added to the tube, and also got the seals in place.
New bearings added to the tube, and also got the seals in place.
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Painted the torsionbars red
Painted the torsionbars red
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And painted the rest of the beam parts black
And painted the rest of the beam parts black
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